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Austin Baseball Guide - Realty Austin

We hope you had a great Opening Day, Austin!

Some of Texas' best baseball leagues and clubs are gearing for a great season at baseball diamonds all over the Austin area.

Whether you are a rookie to Austin or seasoned veteran, check out our ultimate fan guide to America's favorite pastime sport. From little leagues to the big leagues, Austin has a team just right for you this baseball season!

Minor League

Round Rock Express

College

University of Texas Longhorns Baseball
Concordia University
St. Edwards University

Little League

Western Hills Little League
Northwest Little League
South Austin Little League
Balcones Little League
Del Valle Little League
Delwood Northeast Optimist
Greater East Austin
Montopolis Little League
Bastrop Little

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ACL Fest in Austin, TX

It's obvious that Austinites enjoy live music, even if the conditions are less than ideal. Rain, dust and heat can't stop us from enjoying what we love most: contributing to the growth of the music industry and our economy. We are so thankful that the City of Austin understands this and continues to promote live music festivals.

February Festivals in Austin

Carnaval Brasileiro
February 1, 2014

Carnaval Brasileiro - Austin Festival Guide 2014 - Realty Austin Photo via AustinDaze.com

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Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival
February 6-9, 2014

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Austin Energy Regional Science Festival
February 19-22, 2014

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Jugglefest
February 21-23, 2014

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Bacon and Beer

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Real Estate Radio Austin

Ex-music professional and Realty Austin agent, Fred Meyers, shared his insight on Austin real estate with Real Estate Radio Austin’s Steakley and Stubbs Show.

After his career as a Record Executive at Warner Brothers Records in Detroit, Fred moved down South and got his Real Estate License. Realtors are “problem solvers,” Fred says. “Our world is about making [the home buying] process smooth, easy and enjoyable by using our expertise in value and strategy.”

Proud to be a Realty Austin agent and head of The Fred Meyers Team, Fred says that he wanted to simplify his business and focus on helping people buy, sell and invest in real estate in Austin. How did he go about that? By Making the Move to Realty Austin. “They’re very local [and] giving…

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Valentine's Day 2014 Events - Austin, TX

Love is in the air and it is time to make plans for you and your special someone for Valentine's Day 2014! It's hard to have the outlook that this day is simply a Hallmark holiday when you see what fun and unique ways Austinites will celebrate V Day 2014. But we know there are still some out there looking to celebrate in other ways - talking to you, cupid haters! Make it a night to remember and keep it local with Austin restaurants that are having great deals. Don't wait until last minute to make your plans or else you might just need the bottom list after all!

Valentine's Day 2014

Arro
Arro will be offering a special three course menu for $45.
Downtown Austin
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Chez Zee
Celebrate on the 14th or all

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Hanging Christmas lights can be a daunting task for some. Fortunately, Realty Austin has a guide to help you get through this holiday season. As any experienced homeowner knows your Christmas lights display is an extension of your character, a public statement to those who live near you and the lucky few who pass by. So when that time of year rolls around, you've got a decision to make: do you want to be the neighbor of the year, or just another Clark Griswold? You decide.

Infographic for Realty Austin's Don't Be a Clark Griswold

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Formula One U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, TX Original image by CotaExperiences.com

The 2013 Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix is about to embark on it's 2nd year in the states at Austin's Circuit of the Americas track. Races, concerts, entertainment and other events will be held at the COTA track and other venues around Austin from November 14th to the 17th. Realty Austin has all the information you need to have the full experience.

The innaugural event was held in November 2012 and attracted fans, enthusiasts and newcomers from around the world. The races recieved the second-highest Grand Prix race attendance of 117,429 people with a total of 265,000 fans that visited the track over the entire weekend for races, events and entertainment. Each Formula One race is broadcast to more than 30

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SXSW in Austin, TXOn any given weekend in Austin it is likely to find people gathering to celebrate anything from Eeyore the donkey's birthday to local bats to cultural celebrations of many sorts.
Festivals of all kinds are a huge part of Austin's eclectic culture, which is why we know it is important to keep you updated with information about Austin’s top festivals that are coming up!

 

 

Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg

October 4-6

Austin City Limits Festival

October 4-6 & 11-13

Austin Film Festival

October 24-31

Texas Book Festival

October 26 & 27

Wurstfest

November 1-10

Fun Fun Fun Fest

November 8-10

Formula One Austin Fan Fest

November 14-17

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Austin Food Trailer Guide

Plenty of us were more than upset about the East Austin food trailer lot on South Congress shutting down in order for new construction to begin in its place. For years we had a single place in Central Austin to go to where you could enjoy any type of cuisine, beverage, or tasty snack while being immersed in the Downtown hustle and bustle.It was like the end of an era. We had our favorites, we had places yet to discover and we had Austin culture.

Now, we are to search for those all over Austin and hope they are open at that time or even in the correct location. However, for those too busy to look around for different places or can't afford to show up to a non-existent location during a lunch break, there are usually a few events year round that

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Realty Austin Staycations 2013 Image by Nonsenesensibility.com

Find yourself staring at your screensaver while everyone else is packing to get away to a tropical paradise? Are you looking for a getaway that doesn't necessarily take you away? Look no further than your own backyard. From the banks of Lake Travis to the bright lights of downtown, you can find the perfect staycation right here in Austin! Don't believe us? Check out Realty Austin's hippest staycation destinations to enjoy this season.



Realty Austin's Top Staycation Hotels in Austin, TX

South Congress Staycations

Hotel Saint Cecilia (pictured above)

Address: 112 Academy Drive, Austin TX 78704

Phone: 512.852.2400

Amongst the large oaks that adorn the property, visitors will find the unique

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Keeping up with 158 People a day - Realty Austin Image by I'm Spacial

Two years ago, Mark Sprague, an Austin-based economist and State Director of Information Capital at Independence Title Company stated that approximately 158 people (40 families) were moving to Austin each and every day. With Austin topping countless year-end real estate, economic, and lifestyle lists in late 2012 and early 2013 (Forbes’ fastest growing cities, 2013), that number is pushing ever closer to 200. 158 people a day - at least. That means each day, Austin's real estate industry needs to grow to support 40 additional family-sized houses, our roads need to be able to support 65 additional cars, and our economy needs to support 40 more households

Austin is the poster-child for a city in